Startup Lessons Learned Simulcast this Friday April 23rd in Vancouver. Learn how to build fast-cycle lean startups.

Startup Lessons Learned Simulcast this Friday April 23rd in Vancouver. Learn how to build fast-cycle lean startups.

I’m super excited to be part of the crew (along with Bootup Entrepreneurial Society) bringing the Startup Lessons Learned conference to town via simulcast this Friday April 23rd. For those of you who don’t know, the Lean Startup movement (a derivative of lean manufacturing) was kicked off by Eric Ries, formerly of Imvu. It has blossomed in a very short time into a global movement of entrepreneurs interested in how to build fast-cycle, highly iterative startups that learn fast and minimize wasted effort.

More information on the event is below.

  • PRICE: $25 (regular on-site SF price = $695USD so that’s a 96.5% discount not counting the savings in travel costs.)
  • SIMULCAST LOCATION: Bootup Entrepreneurial Society, 3rd floor, 163 W. Hastings St., Suite 200.

Startup Lessons Learned, San Francisco (via simulcast to Vancouver)

Startup Lessons Learned is the first event designed to unite those interested in what it takes to succeed in building a lean startup. The goal for this event is to give practitioners and students of the lean startup methodology the opportunity to hear insights from leaders in embracing and deploying the core principles of the lean startup methodology. The day-long event will feature a mix of panels and talks focused on the key challenges and issues that technical and market-facing people at startups need to understand in order to succeed in building successful lean startups.

Confirmed Speakers and Participating Mentors:


  • 8 AM – 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome
    *Eric Ries, Host, Startup Lessons Learned
  • 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM Build Keynote: “To Agility, and Beyond”
    * Kent Beck, Three Rivers Institute
  • 10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Continuous Deployment Case Study: WiredReach
    *Ash Maurya, WiredReach
  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Agile Development Case Study: Grockit
    *Farb Nivi, Grockit
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Case Study: “But Does it Scale?”
    * Tim Fitz, James Birchler, and Brett Durrett, IMVU
  • 11:30 PM – 12:15 PM But What about Design? Minimum Desirable Product
    *Andrew Chen (Futuristic Play), Laura Klein, Dave McClure, Rashmi Sinha
  • 12:15 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:00 PM Conversation: Getting to Plan B
    * Randy Komisar, KPCB
  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Minimum Viable Product Case Study: Aardvark
    *Max Ventilla and Damon Horowitz, Google (Aardvark)
  • 2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Pivot Case Study: Flowtown
    *Dan Martell and Ethan Bloch, Flowtown
  • 2:40 PM – 3:00 PM Pivot Case Study: KISSmetrics
    *Hiten Shah, KISSmetrics
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Customer Development 2.0
    *Steve Blank
  • 4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Is Customer Development Marketing? Food on the Table Case Study
    *Manuel Rosso, Food on the Table
  • 4:35 PM – 4:55 PM Customer Development Case Study: Dropbox
    *Drew Houston, Dropbox
  • 4:55 PM – 5:15 PM Customer Development Case Study: PB Works
    *David Weekly, PBworks
  • 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Customer Development Panel
    *Cindy Alvarez, Brant Cooper, Sean Ellis, Matt Johnson

This event is intended for people on the front line of delivering products. If you are a start-up founder, an employee engaged in customer or product development role at a company of any stage, or someone at a large company looking to bring the lean startup methodology to your company, we encourage you to attend the event.

Local Simulcasts

For those outside of the Bay Area, we will be offering simulcasts of the event. Official simulcast hosts can be found below – make sure to sign up using one of the links below:




North America


South America